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Biography of Henri Francois d' Aguesseau


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Aguesseau, Henri Francois d', born in 1668. Orator and advocate, took part in the contest between the Pope and the Gallican Church, 1699. Was made procureur-general in 1700, and defended the Gallican Church against the Ultramontane Party. After the death of Louis XIV, was appointed chancellor in 1717, but was twice deprived of the seals, retiring from Paris, 1722, but was finally restored in 1727. He was a great scholar and jurist. Died, 1751.